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We are pleased to announce that Kameswari Pullela is joined the EA community as the new Lower School Librarian. Ms. Pullela has a B.S. in Computer Science and a Masters of Library Science, both from the City University of New York.  She has extensive experience as a youth services librarian in Winnetka, Hinsdale, and Bloomingdale. She has also worked at the collegiate level, serving as both a librarian and software technical support specialist at Ambria College of Nursing in Hoffman Estates. Ms. Pullela is excited to work with our Lower School students, engaging with them on a weekly basis to instill a continued love of reading.

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 Audri Ajinth
Congratulations to Audri Ajinth, a Sophomore at Elgin Academy, who was recently named a Delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders to be held March 20th and 21st, 2021.
 
The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or going to medical research fields. The purpose of this event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country interested in these careers, to stay true to their dream and, after the event, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goal.
 
Audri's nomination was signed by Dr. Mario Capecchi, winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine and the Science Director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists. Audri was chosen to represent Elgin Academy based on her academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.
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Oak Crest

Earlier this month, students in the Upper School Service Club created holiday cards for local senior citizens. On December 17th those cards were delivered to the Atrium at Oak Crest for distribution to all of their residents most of whom have not been able to receive visitors for many months due to COVID restrictions. They did a great job spreading some much needed holiday cheer!

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8th graders say thanks

Following a trend that started with college students in their Zoom classes as a way to give a socially distanced shout out to their professors, Elgin Academy's 8th Grade Language Arts students surprised their teachers with a warm "Thank You" celebration via Zoom today. The two sections of Language Arts taught by Ms. Brown and Ms. Chouinard have been combined over the last few weeks. The students wished to show their appreciation for all their teachers have done for them throughout this school year.

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